In March 2019, at the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) 2019 Asian Awards Ceremony, King & Wood Mallesons won the "Most Innovative National Firms of the Year" in China by virtue of its leading legal services in the field of capital markets. In addition, Mr. Wang Ningyuan, a partner of King & Wood Mallesons, was named the “Rising Star of the Year” in the area of securities.
With more than 110 partners, King & Wood Mallesons Securites and Capital Markets practice has undoubted competitive strengths, and is capable of providing clients with the most comprehensive legal services in banking and finance. Due to the continued efforts to explore and innovate in this field, King & Wood Mallesons has not only advised on numerous “first of its kind” transactions of the industry, but also maintained consistent leadership in the emerging markets of fintech and unicorns.
Mr. Wang Ningyuan specializes in securities, corporate M&A and private equity. Mr. Wang's experience in domestic and foreign securities and capital markets not only helps clients open up new offshore financing channels, but also helps emerging industry clients achieve their business strategic goals. In 2018, Mr. Wang participated in the D-share listing of Qingdao Haier, the restructuring of OneSmart Education’s red chip and its listing on the US New York Stock Exchange, and the listing of PDD on NASDAQ.
As one of the internationally renowned legal media, the International Financial Law Review's annual awards and ceremony have a history of 21 years. Each year, the media selects the most innovative deals in Asia in the past year as well as teams of law firms involved in these transactions. In the 2019 list of the International Financial Law Review 1000 (IFLR1000), King & Wood Mallesons ranked at leading positions in all seven practice areas, in five of whichi.e., banking and finance, capital markets, competition law, M&A and private equity, KWM ranked the first tier.